The Spirit of Life Award is a rare and prestigious honor, presented to exceptional individuals whose intangible qualities – their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world – make their lives worthy of universal admiration. Steve Goddard embodies each of these qualities.
Steve is a 30-year veteran of the beauty industry. He founded PRAVANA in 2004 as a boutique brand of highly sophisticated products utilizing the power of nature and the strength of technology to produce superior holistic formulas. Since then, PRAVANA has turned into a global brand famously known for high quality, innovative and eco-conscious products. PRAVANA donates 5% of all sales of its NEVO Hair Care line to the City of Hope toward the fight against cancer. PRAVANA is also an annual participant in Breast Cancer Awareness month and works closely with salons in numerous charitable events and programs including the Ronald McDonald house and the Beauty Bus Foundation.
Steve’s professional achievements and philanthropic efforts were recognized and lauded before his beauty industry peers. In keeping with the theme of this year’s City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala, “Rock the Cure,” guests were treated to an evening of pure rock and roll. First Steve, an acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist, delighted guests with his own special rock guitar performance. And what better way to end the celebration than with a musical performance by none other than Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, who entertained the crowd with Eagles hits, including Hotel California. It was a fitting tribute to an extraordinary member of the beauty industry.
The City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala is held each year at the Mandalay Bay as a pre-cursor to the Cosmoprof North America beauty industry trade show. Past Cit of Hope honorees include such industry leaders as Sara Jones, Senior VP and General Manager of Joico (2011), George Schaeffer, founder of OPI and Aloxxi (2012), Reuben Carranza, CEO of Wella (2013) and Harlan Kirschner, President of The Kirschner Group (2014).
CK&E is proud to have been able to join in the celebration of industry veteran and friend of the firm Steve Goddard for his many accomplishments, both professional and humanitarian. CK&E joins the City of Hope in congratulating Steve on being this year’s City of Hope Spirit of Life Honoree.